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Kimchi & Calamari

Title

Kimchi & Calamari

Authors

Rose Kent

Publisher

Harper

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780060837716

Pages

220 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Teenaged Joseph Calderaro, who was adopted from Korea by Italian parents, begins to make important self-discoveries about race and family after his social studies teacher assigns an essay on cultural heritage and tracing the past.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

750L

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; interracial adoption

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Korean and Italian

Family Formation

adoption

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2008 Bank Street College of Education
Choices,2008 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition,2007 H.W. Wilson Company
50 Books about Family,2011 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Charlotte Award, 2010
Nominee New York
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2010
Nominee Louisiana
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2010
Nominee Illinois
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2008-2009
Nominee Florida
Read On Wisconsin, 2013-2014
Nominee Wisconsin

Keywords

Korean Americans; families

Diversity Impact

direct

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